10 reasons to go to Christmas at Silver Dollar City at Branson

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If you’re looking for a great place to spend Christmas, then look no further than Silver Dollar City in Branson, which was named a top 5 spot to light up the holidays by Good Morning America!

There are so many reasons why your family will enjoy a visit to Silver Dollar City this holiday season.  Here are 10:

1. Lights

There will be 6.5 million dazzling lights in the park, even more than before with the new Christmas in Midtown light spectacular!

2. Christmas Trees

There will be lots of decorated Christmas trees at the park.  There is also a brand new, 8-story, state-of-the-art Christmas Tree, which will be the centerpiece to the new Joy on Town Square.

3. Shows

There are a lot of great shows:

  • A Dickens’ Christmas Carol
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Frontier Fa-La-La Follies
  • The Living Nativity
  • Tinker Junior’s Toy Shop

These are great shows that your whole family can enjoy!

4. Train Ride

Ride the beautiful Ozark Mountain countryside during the Frisco Silver Sing-Along Steam Train ride, a wonderful musical holiday journey.

5. Rudolph’s Christmas Town

Meet Rudolph, Bumble & Clarice, and get great photos of you and your family with these classic Christmas characters – great for facebook, twitter, etc. or a Christmas card!

There’s also going to be a great Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade!  45 costumed characters & 9 lighted floats will come down the streets of Silver Dollar City.

6. Holiday food

There’s a lot of great holiday food for sale at this event:

  • Holiday fruitcakes or hot chocolate Eva & Delilah’s
  • Cheeseburger Chowder at Wagon Works Grill
  • Deep Dish S’mores at Crossroad Pizzas.

There are also 3 different Christmas buffets for you & your party to enjoy

  • Reunion Hall Prime Rib Buffet
  • Molly’s Mill Holiday Harvest Buffet
  • Lucky Silver Mine Christmas Buffet

And if you really want a truly iconic holiday dining experience…

7. Santa

You can interact with Santa at Lunch With Santa! Enjoy great food like Mrs. Claus famous fried-chicken, mini corn dogs, mashed potatoes & gravy, buttered sweet corn, Mollie’s favorite dessert & more at this very special lunch, where you can get pictures of your child with Santa!  You can also visit Santa’s workshop on Santa Claus Lane at Silver Dollar City.

8. Holiday Hearthside Harmonies

Take a stroll through McHaffie’s Homestead (Silver Dollar City’s authentic 1800s hewn-log cabin ) & take a seat by the fire while hearing Silver Dollar City-style songs & stories. All day long, you can hear the Homestead Pickers & sing along to your favorite old-time Christmas songs, plus new hilarious renditions!

9. Rides

Weather permitting, you will be able to enjoy a number of thrill rides during your visit, such as 2013’s Best New Ride Outlaw Run. Enjoy riding your favorite rides with a Christmas light backdrop and Christmas music playing!

10. Shopping

Pick up stockings, ornaments, twinkling lights & other decorations in the collector’s haven Christmas Hollow. You can also look through 35,000 ornaments to purchase as well as other Christmas decorations at Jingle Bell Junction.

You can book your tickets through Tripster, and if you bundle it with a hotel you can save money!